Dáil Éireann - Volume 683 - 20 May, 2009
Written Answers. - Defence Forces Allowances.
Deputy James Bannon Deputy James Bannon
Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Defence the reason soldiers from Connolly Barracks, Longford, have not received their allowances due to moving to Athlone Barracks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20517/09]
Deputy Willie O’Dea Deputy Willie O’Dea
Deputy Willie O’Dea: Under Defence Force Regulations S3, personnel on transfer from one location to another may qualify for Change of Station allowance provided they satisfy certain criteria under those Regulations. The Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) has submitted a claim under the Conciliation and Arbitration (C & A) Scheme for the payment of a lump sum to personnel who do not qualify for Change of Station allowance following the closure earlier this year of a number of barracks including Connolly Barracks. This claim is still under discussion with the Association. The Deputy will appreciate that as discussions under the C & A Scheme are confidential to the parties involved it would not be appropriate for me to comment further on the matter.
Dáil Éireann 683 Written Answers. Defence Forces Allowances.